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Coach, Squats Hurt My Knees

This age old argument yet again surfaced one day while training some young athletes in the youth conditioning class at the gym.  Squatting hurts your knees!  Of course it does, you shouldn’t ever do squats they tear your legs apart muscle fiber by muscle fiber, and for assuredly they have to be bad for you. “Coach, these squats are hurting my knees!” Kyle said, while rubbing his left knee.  Kyle was a big kid for his age.  At only 13[…]

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The Fitness Excuses That Are Stopping Your Progress

Below are some of the most common fitness excuses that coaches hear all the time and you know what?  That’s exactly what they are, excuses.  They are a way for you to legitimize not making your goals. So how do you stop this madness and making excuses as to why you’re not achieving your goals? They must be at least somewhat important to you in order for you to have even dreamt them up in the first place, so what[…]

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Override the Urge to Quit (9 ways)

We are now 4 weeks into 2015, the time when most people have already bailed on their resolutions. Today I’m here to encourage you to override that urge to quit with these nine ways… 1. Remember Why You Started In the middle of a workout, it can be hard to push through another set of lunges, squats, or deadlifts. Don’t let the difficulty stop you. Remember why you’re there in the first place—the resolution you made at the beginning of[…]

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5 Habits that cause Bellyfat!

There’s nothing quite as frustrating as that stubborn belly fat that sits around your waist, makes your pants tight and destroys your confidence. If you have belly fat to lose, then chances are great that you are harboring one or more of these 5 habits that cause belly fat. Read the 5 Belly Fat Habits below to identify the reason why your stubborn belly fat won’t budge… Belly Fat Habit #1: Too Much Sugar Sugar is found in many of[…]

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The Resolution for A Seductive Bodyfat

Sally was back at it again.  The holidays were over, Christmas had gone by in a flash of tinsel, holly and festive Christmas cookies; while New Years was a blur of far too many wine bottles and party streamers.  But all that was said and done.  Now onto the New Year’s resolutions Sally had set out for herself.  Sally had come along ways from battling the bulge of last year and had taken her coaches advice to perform some more[…]

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Solutions to New Years Weight Loss Resolutions

The Solution to Your Resolution

Bill and Sly were at it again, and this time it was personal.  After bagging their buck and dragging it back to the truck, Sly reinforced his friends’ thoughts of coming to train with him.  The very next day Sly called Bill up to go into the gym and workout.  It was a wakeup call to Bill after seeing Sly drag the deer mostly by himself back to the truck, while he huffed and puffed along behind dragging only his[…]

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How Do You Get Back In Shape?

Bill and Sly were out on a hunting trip to score a big buck with their bows this December.  Bill was having a rough day and was struggling to keep up to Sly, who seemed to just fly across the landscape as easily as the deer themselves.  Bill finally got up the nerve to ask Sly what his secret was to staying in shape over the holiday season.  There had to be something that Bill was missing.  He worked out,[…]

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Are You Ready For 2015? Here Are 5 Fitness Trends That…

Hostyle has Been Doing Since 2010!  You know there’s all this talk about new fitness trends and doing this style of training and that style of training to help get in shape, lose weight, burn fat, get stronger and just plain be more awesome.  What’s really awesome is that Hostyle is already doing them, besides that Zumba shiz, that stuff is just silly!  Might as well go out to the club and dance you’re butt of every single night, if[…]

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The Best Workouts

The Best Workouts involve these three elements: 1.  They’re tough… 2.  They flow well from one exercise to the next… 3.  They’re executed violently… You know sometimes it’s nice to just go into the gym just to play around.  You know like you used to do when you were a kid out on recess.  The gym can be just like recess if you look at it that way. Sometimes it nice not to have a plan and just sit down[…]

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overtraining and recovery

The Problems with Being Overly Awesome and Training Too Much

Kala sat at her computer screen wondering what kind of awesome workout she would attempt today.  Let’s see she thought to herself, we did train legs yesterday, but my legs still don’t feel too bad today. I’ll just throw in this workout I found online with some series of plyometric jumps and lunges. That should be okay!  Then we’ll polish them off with some nice leg press and split squat jumps, and then… The list went on to describe several[…]

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